Like many G.I. Joe fans of my age, the Metal Gear Solid video game series really hit my sweet spot. Futuristic para military organization taking on wacky science fiction villains who were trying to overthrow governments and take over the world. Sounds pretty familiar, eh?
I’ve been desperate for a great Metal Gear toy line pretty much ever since the video game appeared in the 90s, and it seems like all of a sudden these terrific high end versions of the hero of the series are starting to escape the floodgates. Last year I picked up the Play Arts Solid Snake (based on his appearance in Metal Gear Solid 3), and just recently I reviewed the Revolmini Solid Snake on my G.I. Joe site, GeneralsJoes. I still remember hitting my local K-B Toys several times a week hoping to find the McFarlane Toys versions of my favorite characters back in the day, and those toys are the few non-G.I. Joe toys I still have on display. But honestly, I’m on the verge of saying “enough already” with all the Solid Snakes. What about Liquid? Meryl? Vulcan Raven and Revolver Ocelot? There are a ton of great classic characters from the Metal Gear mythos that deserve figures as well, but to date we haven’t seen them.
But back to the matter at hand.
Yesterday over on the Good Smile Company’s Facebook Page, they revealed their take on the Metal Gear Solid hero and I’ll be darned if it doesn’t look pretty fantastic. The Figma Solid Snake measures in at 6″ tall and with the terrific Figma articulation we’ve all come to know and love, this looks like yet another great entry in the library of awesome Solid Snakes. Honestly, I’ll probably be trying to find a way to pick this up…and then he’ll join all my other lonely Solid Snake figures just waiting for more friends to hang out with.
Check out the new images below.